Dr. Jordon teaches solid mechanics, manufacturing, and related courses in Mechanical Engineering for both undergraduate and graduate students. Classes taught include:
- ME 350: Static Machine Components: The analysis of stresses of machine elements and the topics of fatigue strength, wear, and failure criteria. Also includes the design of fasteners covering both bolted and welded joints.
- ME 383: Modern Manufacturing Processes: A survey of classical and modern manufacturing processes. Emphasis is on technical fundamentals and practical applications. Components include geometric and service attributes of manufactured products, metal casting processes, forming processes, machine processes and joining processes.
- ME 489: Mechanical Engineering Design I: Introduction to concepts and techniques of engineering design, with supporting mathematical material. Guest lecturers present professional aspects of engineering.
- ME 490: Mechanical Engineering Design II: In this semester-long internship experience, three-to-five student teams serve as consultants to an industrial client. Emphasis is on conducting a professional design study and preparing written and oral presentations of the project.
- ME 491/ME 591: Failure of Engineering Materials: The primary objective of this graduate/undergraduate course is to learn the process of analyzing and understanding "material" failure. We will examine both experimental and analytical techniques for failure analysis and prevention in the context of a diverse set of actual case studies. The case studies are used to provide a real world link for the material failure mechanisms and analysis tools you will learn in this class.